December 11, 2020 3:58 pm
Finding Yingying opens nationwide in over 30 theaters today in a release by MTV Documentary Films. View all venues here and purchases tickets to support your local theater.
A winner of awards at several festivals including a SXSW Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Voice, the film is currently 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, having opened to excellent reviews from Variety, The New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Reader, Indiewire, and more.
Finding Yingying tells the tragic story of Yingying Zhang, a young Chinese student who went missing from the University of Illinois campus. Director/producer Jiayan “Jenny” Shi closely followed her family’s in their first ever trip to the USA, as they searched to unravel the mystery of her disappearance and seek justice for their daughter while navigating a foreign country.
Read interviews with Shi in Filmmaker Magazine, Newcity, and with WBEZ Chicago. Join Jiayan Shi and filmmaker Steve James (City So Real) for a special Q&A hosted by Gene Siskel Film Center on December 14th at 7pm: RSVP here (free).
Directed and produced by Jiayan "Jenny" Shi (an alum of Diverse Voices), the film is produced by Diane Quon and Brent E. Huffman, co-produced by Shilin Sun, cinematography by Shilin Sun and Jiayan “Jenny” Shi, executive produced by Gordon Quinn, Jolene Pinder, Mark Mitten, Ken Pelletier, Sheila Nevins, and edited by John Farbrother.